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Butterkist manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Anthony Franchettere as its new ceo

Tangerine Confectionery appoints new ceo

By James Ridler

Butterkist popcorn manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has appointed Anthony Francheterre as its new ceo effective from today (June 13).

Premier has appointed Jette Andersen as md of the manufacturer’s International Business Unit

Premier Foods appoints international boss

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods has appointed a new international boss, Jette Andersen, to spearhead the manufacturer’s growth in the key markets of North America and Australasia.

Unite the union has raised fears over UK jobs following mega merger

Kraft Heinz job cuts fuel UK fears

By Alice Foster

Fears of job losses following the merger of Kraft and Heinz appear to have been realised, as the food giant announced factory closures and job cuts in North America.

Kellogg has suffered a fall in sales and profits

Kellogg suffers fall in sales and profit

By Laurence Gibbons

Kellogg, the US cereals company, has suffered a fall in net sales and reported operating profit for the second quarter to July 4 2015.

Cargill has underlined its commitment to sustainable cocoa bean sourcing

Cargill strikes £266M ADM chocolate deal

By Rod Addy

Ingredients giant Cargill aims to gobble a bigger chunk of the global chocolate market, having agreed to buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM’s) interests in the sector for $440M (£266.4M).

Chinese consumers are tucking into Ambrosia rice

Premier Foods targets China, US and Australia

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods’s formation of a new business unit and the launch of Ambrosia rice in China are spearheading the firm’s plans to step up global sales in three key markets.

Novelis aims to make possible a 100% certified recycled-content can

Clean sheet on recycling for materials firm

By Paul Gander

The decision of aluminium sheet supplier Novelis to offer metal with a guaranteed, certified proportion of recycled content could pave the way for similar undertakings from other materials suppliers.

The marriage of Shuanghui and Smithfield Foods could bring opportunities for UK businesses such as Cranswick, said Shore Capital

Cranswick to benefit from global pig merger: City

By Mike Stones

UK meat firm Cranswick is likely to reap strategic benefit from the merger of China’s largest meat processor and pig producer, Shuanghui International, with the world’s largest pork processor North America’s Smithfield Foods, according to City analyst...

Foodservice firm Compass benefited from strong performances in North America and emerging markets

Compass foodservice firm posts revenue 8% up

By Mike Stones

Global foodservice firm Compass Group has posted revenue 8% up at £16.9bn for the full year to September 30, reflecting strong growth in North America and emerging markets.

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